Get Your Dog Under Control
Many people want to raise a healthy, happy and well-adjusted dog. It is not too hard to do this at home, as long as you know what you are doing. Read on and you will find a large collection of tips that have been used in training dogs all over the world.
Always be nice and kind to your dog while training him. If you dog is not getting something right away, be kind and patient. If he looks like he is ignoring you, show him kindness. A dog does not deserve to be punished for not learning as quickly as you think he should be.
Your dog needs attention but you need to show him affection or play in a way that trains him to see you as the leader. When a dog tries to get you to pet him constantly or asks you to throw a ball for hours, it may be because he assumes he is your leader. Ignoring his requests for constant attention, and ignoring the ball until you are ready, helps him to understand who is in charge.
If you want your dog to be trained to your standards, it is up to you to put the effort in to see the results you want. You must absolutely love your animal, and they will be trained in turn and love you in return. If you love them, they will feel the connection and training will be much simpler.
Use appropriate rewards and punishments when training your dog. For example, many dogs respond favorably when rewarded with a favorite treat for good behavior. At the same time, be aware that excessive punishment can backfire. Instead, use a consistent tone of voice or command word to indicate to your dog when a behavior is unacceptable.
When you are house training your puppy, remember, what goes in, must come out. To keep your puppies toiletry habits regular, feed him a high quality food 2-3 times a day at the same time each day. This will give you an idea of when to take your puppy out and lessen the chance of accidents.
Be as generous with affection as you are with discipline. So many people spend a great deal of time yelling at their dog to stop doing things that they should not be doing and not enough time showing their dog that they love them. Let him know he is loved and he is sure to behave better for you.
Reward good behavior during training with control. If your dog follows a training command properly then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
You now have the knowledge you need to train your dog in a happy, healthy and productive way. Keep your patience, and you and your dog will find the work brings many rewards. Make sure to apply all the tips with compassion and common sense, along with consistency, and you’ll do great.